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Fraser
2008-Nov-21, 03:50 PM
You may be familiar with Betelgeuse, as it is the upper-left star in the constellation Orion, forming what would be his shoulder. But this is an image of Betelgeuse that you wouldn't see with your own eyes or even your own telescope. Images taken with the Akari infrared telescope show that as Betelgeuse travels through [...]

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John Jaksich
2008-Nov-24, 05:52 AM
Does the Bow Shock Wave produced by Betelgeuse have any bearing or possible mechanistic importance with the upcoming (?) supernova (when ? ... who knows...) ? More to the point... have there been any pertinent models given with how a super-red-giant such as Betelgeuse will vary its effect on the Bow Shock Wave and its eventual demise?

antoniseb
2008-Nov-24, 11:20 AM
Does the Bow Shock Wave produced by Betelgeuse have any bearing or possible mechanistic importance with the upcoming (?) supernova (when ? ... who knows...) ? More to the point... have there been any pertinent models given with how a super-red-giant such as Betelgeuse will vary its effect on the Bow Shock Wave and its eventual demise?

The Bow Shock is about the star moving through the local interstellar medium, and is not about pre-Supernova status.

John Jaksich
2008-Nov-25, 02:03 AM
Thanks for the clarification